November 20, 2010

DIY Inexpensive Credenza



Anna over at Door Sixteen recently unveiled her "fauxdenza" (her words, not mine), and I love it.  She used 3 Ikea Akrum wall cabinets at $52 each.  It's a clean look that doesn't take up any floor space, and will cost much less than any furniture pieces you'll find out there (unless you find an amazing craig's list deal or undertake a much larger and more time-consuming DIY project).  Yes, it's Ikea (someday I promise I'll post about all my research comparing Ikea cabinets to other cabinet lines), and you have to assemble it yourself, but if you're in a pinch and you need some extra storage / display space, it's a great option.

Note that the wall cabinets do not have finished tops, which is why she has a table runner (temporary).  A wood top would look great, or maybe a back-painted glass  (I've always wondered if I could do a good job of painting glass myself, though I think it would be tough to make it look just right)?

What do you think?

P.S.  Isn't the ampersand fun?  And the Eames-like rocker?  Oh, and I have those same candlesticks in my dining room (yes, also Ikea)